ESPN.com recently interviewed WWE Women's champion Sasha Banks. Sasha talked about watching wrestling as a youngster, wanting to drop the term Women's wrestling and more. Below are some highlights from the interview.
"It was so frustrating for me to see amazing women in WWE do what the guys would do, and then the next week they would be in a 'bra and panties' match. Growing up, that wasn't what I wanted to do. I watched a lot of Japanese women's wrestling, so I knew what women could do in the ring. I knew we could be just like the guys."
Wanting to be equal:
"We say things like 'women's wrestling' and 'women's revolution.' I hope one day it's not 'a good women's match.' I don't want the women's wrestling part. I just want to be equal to my partners. Why can't we be treated equal?. I think once we get a women's main event at a pay-per-view and you drop 'women's wrestling,' that will prove we are on the same level. A couple of years ago we were seen as the popcorn match or the bathroom break for the fans, and that's not the case anymore. I want to be the main event at WrestleMania. I feel if that's not in my lifetime, I know that I'm helping build the foundation for the next generation of women to do that."
You can check out the full interview here.
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